Emmanuel Macron's victory in the French presidential election with some 66 per cent of the vote puts an end to a nail-biting election campaign.
There was a palpable sense of relief in TV channels' election night studios as the initial estimates of voting in the first round of France's presidential election came in on Sunday evening.
Mainstream political groups in France look adrift. Both the left and centre/right-wing presidential primaries produced winners that defied the polls. Both are now in serious trouble.
A wild idea to make mosques out of France's disused churches deserves a closer look, writes David Buick.
Evangelical churches in France – facts, figures and home truths
How Marine Le Pen won round the French electorate